Based in Aviemore, The Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland.
Gary Hodgson runs Tarmachan Mountaineering, providing instruction and guided walking all year round. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter.
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Taking a break in the shelter
Coire an t-Sneachda
Getting windy here
Coire an Lochain
A tad breezy on the hills today. Forecast of 70-90mph on the tops. The Nicholson Family we're looking forward to their walk on the plateau and Northern Corries walk. Not in these winds. They we're Alligin to give it a go up in Coire an t-Sneachda and seehow far we could get. It wasn’t too bad below 800m and we had morning coffee in the snow banks at the moraines. After some sliding fun here it was into the full teeth of the storm. Anyone observing us would think we had been on the Christmas drinks,falling and staggering about in the Corrie floor. We turned back at the boulders. Well done to them all, great fun and a lovely family. Surprisingly we saw no one today,even the ptarmigan we're hiding. Snow fall forecast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.